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Acta Radiol Suppl. 1986;369:382-4.

Relaxation times of apparently normal cerebral white matter in multiple sclerosis.

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Institute of Neurology, National Hospitals for Nervous Diseases, London, England.


The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of the apparently normal cerebral white matter were studied in a group of 35 patients with clinically definite multiple sclerosis (MS). The proton relaxation times were compared with those in normal control subjects and patients with clinically isolated neurologic lesions of a type common in MS. Significant differences were found between all the patient groups and the control subjects. Changes in the cerebral white matter may be an early feature of MS.

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